Using the judiciary to overturn the decision to close a London A&E department was not a triumph for people power.
Politicians who think an ethos of caring can be enforced by rules and checklists are in for a rude awakening.
A former nurse says that the mistreatment of patients at Mid-Staffs is a symptom of a bigger crisis of compassion.
The panic spread by hacks and politicians about end-of-life care in UK hospitals needs to be tackled head-on.
Withholding healthcare from smokers and fat people is a pretty grotesque attempt to strongarm everyone into the so-called Good Life.
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When society doesn’t respect wisdom and experience, is it any wonder carers don't respect the elderly?
Some health fanatics want everyone from GPs to hospital porters to lecture to us about our lifestyles.
With nothing to say about the paternalism and authoritarianism of the UK health system, the Save Our NHS protests seem wilfully out of touch.
Why do both the right and left champion Britain’s health system when it remains inefficient, bureaucratic and sometimes inhumane?
Until we stop treating the NHS with reverence, we'll never have an honest discussion about improving healthcare.